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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 17 — Jun. 10, 2009
  • pp: 3232–3236

Amplification of stimulated Brillouin scattering of two collinear pulsed laser beams with orthogonal polarizations

Jinwei Shi, Xudong Chen, Min Ouyang, Juan Liu, and Dahe Liu  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 17, pp. 3232-3236 (2009)

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A polarization-controlling device was developed based on the fact that there can be a time delay between the seeder and the pumping beams during the amplification of a stimulated Brillouin scattering signal. The device causes two coaxially transmitted pulsed beams with orthogonal polarizations to have the same polarization in order to implement amplification by the pumping effect. An experiment showed that good pumping amplification can be achieved by using this technique.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing and Sensors

Original Manuscript: March 6, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 20, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 4, 2009
Published: June 5, 2009

Jinwei Shi, Xudong Chen, Min Ouyang, Juan Liu, and Dahe Liu, "Amplification of stimulated Brillouin scattering of two collinear pulsed laser beams with orthogonal polarizations," Appl. Opt. 48, 3232-3236 (2009)

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